Solar Filters

I’m enjoying solar viewing with Solarscope Ltd’s SF50 very much every day. This filter shows me crisp clear and high contrast solar image for me. Today I set it up with a friend’s Lunt 60, which allowed to view through two scopes side by side. So the environmental factors should have been minimized.  I was using same OR-12.5 eyepieces. Fortunately, this is still very steady.


Very interesting result. Some of people might be surprised though. This result more encouraged me to build up solar binoscope with two SF50s.  BORG single fork mount – #3101 allows to adjust its scope’s pointing to match each other.


~ by tedishikawa on July 18, 2013.

2 Responses to “Solar Filters”

  1. Hey Ted,

    I hope you show Craig this picture of a REALLY BIG load on the StarLapse, and probably the tripod, as well. That’s gotta weigh at least 10 pounds.

    The load, as shown, makes for a good sized moment arm between the tripod head and the center point on the mount between the two scopes.

    Doesn’t it need counterweighting??



    • Perry,

      This SkyMemo’s alt-az tripod head is really rigid and precisely set polar slignment. Well made.

      This setup is surprisingly still very stable.


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